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   Re: Goals: XML Event Interface

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  • From: Paul Prescod <papresco@technologist.com>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 12:55:43 -0500

David Megginson wrote:
>   <foo>...</foo>
>     The attribute "bar" has the value "hack", and is not specified
>     (i.e., it is a defaulted value).
>   <foo bar="hack">...</foo>
>     The attribute "bar" has the value "hack", and is specified.

I don't think nsgmls (for example) makes this distinction and I don't
remember ever wishing it did. When do you need to know this?

As an author, I certainly don't think that my software is going to work
differently if I use the default or specify it. I would be quite
disconcerted if it did.

 Paul Prescod

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